Archive for the ‘ Non Cosmetic Surgery Related ’ Category

Jim Kelly’s 30th Celebrity Golf Tournement

Once again we headed for Buffalo on the first weekend in June for our buddy Jim Kelly’s annual celebrity golf tournament to benefit “Kelly for Kids”.  This is Jim’s charitable foundation and he has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help children in need over the past three decades.  Always a great time and […]

Garth Brooks is the Nicest Performer in the World.

Last year I had the pleasure to meet and spend some time with Garth Brooks while he was in Richmond to film some promotional commercials for the Commonwealth. This guy meets about a million people a year, but that evening he acted like my wife and April and I were friends he knew all his […]

Uber: A Paradigm Shift in Transportation

Uber means “super” in German, and it is super. Understandably, 99% of my blogs deal with cosmetic surgery but from time to time I enjoy writing about noteworthy situations and Uber falls into that category. Uber is a ride service that is digital, easy, affordable, safe and hip.  It also represents a paradigm shift.  A […]

Little Girl, Huge Inspiration

Pro bono surgery and charity involvement has always been a priority in my practice and that of my partners.  Giving back to the community is a joy. Once in a while you get a big surprise and I got one yesterday.  At the end of a long 12 hour day, I was still at my […]

Jim Kelly: Stay Tough, Get well

  For those of you who know me you are aware that one of my best buddies is going through a tough time.  Although to most, Jim Kelly is a Hall of Fame quarterback for many of us he is also “JK”, just one of the Kelly boys.  This is no ordinary family.  Parents Joe […]

Google Glass: Awesome Technology or is the Cart before the Horse

Somehow I received the opportunity to be an “Explorer” for Google Glass At first I was hesitant as I thought it was some scam, but after verifying with Google, I placed my order (yep, even Explorers have to shell out $1,500).  Several days later a box from Google was on my doorstep!   Being a techie, […]

John Small Sings it All

In 1979 I moved to Richmond to begin my residency at then MCV now VCU.  I did not know a soul here and heard that this place called The Tobacco Company was a fun place to go.  I strolled in one Friday night and weaved through a standing room only crowd that was transfixed and […]

Neil Armstrong: an icon passing

I have had the opportunity to meet numerous celebrities along the way and have a collection of pictures in my game room.  I was often asked “out of this array of actors, sports figures, and politicians, who was your most memorable encounter and picture?”  The answer was always very simple “Neil Armstrong”. There are some […]

Dick Clark and The Perfect Storm

Today, the world is mourning the passing of music icon Dick Clark.  His passing is a reminder to baby boomers that we are in fact mortal and is sad for numerous reasons.  Dick Clark was truly a unique person.  I had the honor of meeting him about a decade ago and he was very down […]

Style Weekly Magazine Names Dr. Niamtu “Best Cosmetic Surgeon in Richmond”

It was a great honor to have been selected by Style Weekly Magazine in Richmond, Virginia as “The Best Cosmetic Surgeon in Richmond.”  Cosmetic facial surgery is my passion and I love making people look and feel better.  I also love helping the less fortunate by doing volunteer work.  I am one of those very […]